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White Night to be reimagined

/ 05 Jun 2019
From live performance across the East End Theatre District to masterpieces from around the world at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne is synonymous with creative experiences as the temperatures cool during winter.

The broad range of opportunities expands in 2019 to capture White Night, an annual celebration of artistic flair that this year will span three nights and three distinct precincts - Birrarung Marr, Carlton Gardens and Treasury Gardens.

As Artistic Director, David Atkins OAM, continues to refine the enticing program, visitors are being encouraged to make plans for their own White Night Reimagined adventure, embracing Melbourne and its iconic parks and gardens as they come to life after dark.

More information is on the horizon, but here’s everything we know as at today.

What are the dates for White Night in 2019?

This year, White Night Reimagined will take place in Melbourne across three nights:
* Thursday 22nd August, 7pm – 12am
* Friday 23rd August, 7pm – 12am
* Saturday 24th August, 7pm – 2am

White Night Ballarat will return to the regional city on September 21.

Why is White Night Reimagined taking place in winter?

Melbourne and creative experiences go hand-in-hand in winter, with White Night Reimagined Artistic Director, David Atkins OAM, working tirelessly to create a three-night program of critical acclaim.

An extended program of three nights, and the earlier setting sun, allows families, groups of friends and tourists to take their time discovering the three distinct precincts.

The adventure will be for the individual to design - venture to all three worlds on a single night or take an entire evening to discover one precinct.

The new White Night Reimagined format gives families the opportunity to enjoy the event earlier, while spreading the crowd over three nights will ease congestion and make it a more enjoyable experience for everyone.

Where will White Night Reimagined be held?

This year’s event will be held in three park and garden precincts - Carlton Gardens, Birrarung Marr and Treasury Gardens.

Melbourne’s iconic cultural institutions will be open for extended hours with special programming, inviting attendees to visit the National Gallery of Victoria, State Library Victoria, Melbourne Museum or Arts Centre Melbourne across the night.

Culinary experiences and a range of live music and performance options are also being developed across the restaurants, bars and venues of Melbourne and its neighbourhoods, with more information to be revealed soon.



White Night Melbourne 2018

How is White Night Reimagined different from previous years?

Due to the overwhelming success of White Night in previous years, White Night Reimagined will be extended across three consecutive nights. The program will include installations, projections and feature large-scale live performance, along with new live music and culinary offerings.

From late June, the White Night Reimagined website and social media channels will share program highlights and further information to plan a night at the event. Be sure to take note of public transport information, maps and other program details while planning an adventure.

When will the program for White Night Reimagined be released?

The program for White Night Reimagined will be released in June 2019 and will include items that visitors know and love including installations and projections. It will also feature exciting new large-scale live performances, along with live music and culinary offerings.

Be sure to visit and follow White Night Reimagined on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to receive programming updates and announcements.

Will there be public transport access for White Night Reimagined?

Yes! Public transport such as trains, trams and buses will be available, with extra services to help people get around on the night and get home safely.

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